Our Aims

Developing Free Thinking Students

The Outdoors School aims to develop free thinking students and believes in developing the whole learner, not just their academic ability. 

We work on a learner led, forest school, experiential and project based social emotional curriculum, where life skills, coping strategies for behaviour and social situations are at the heart of learning.

Projects are designed to integrate curriculum elements with existing learner skill sets to ensure all learners can access curriculum elements, without distinct subjects being taught and without reintroducing cycles of failure from prior learning experiences. Above all, growth mindset and personal responsibility are at the heart of our focus to promote engagement and lifelong learning skills.

My son Jack joined the school when they first opened in sept 2019. Jack failed in main stream school due to no fault of his own and was home schooled until I heard this  school was opening. I fought very hard to get Jack a place here and by god what an inspiration it has been! This school has changed Jack in so many ways, not a day goes by when I struggle to get him to school. He is very keen to go and loves the outdoor way of schooling. The teachers are amazing and really support the children with their every day needs. This is the most amazing school around”